Whilst we credited a blog called GamesPundit yesterday when we first found out about the whole ‘Vita’ thing, it appears that another blog got there first. That site, Mega Rock Blog, seems to have missed some of the limelight but after a quick search it appears that site was the first with the shots.
We say ‘appears’, because here’s where it gets a bit confusing. First up, the images and blog post were removed from Mega Rock Blog, and then the blog itself (it’s a Blogspot account) also disappears, leaving only this Google Cache as a reminder of what went down. You’ll see a distinct lack of information up there on that cached page.
According to Joystiq, there was a post on the blog after bits had been removed that simply stated: “This has to be one of the stupidest things I’ve ever done. I don’t know what I was thinking. I’m sorry. I really am.”
It’s hard to really know why this was all changed. Was Vita a simple hoax that took hold incredibly quickly and spread like wildfire, or did Mega Rock Blog really get hold of E3 press material that it shouldn’t have, and certainly shouldn’t have published on the web?
One thing’s for sure, we’ll find out soon enough – most expect Sony to reveal the final name of NGP next week at E3…
Update: looks like GamesPundit and Mega Rock Blog both got the info at the same time, according to an update on the former site’s original post. “This morning I came onto the Internet,” says the site, “and found that [the Mega Rock Blog] blog had been totally removed and a few new articles sprung up saying that we stole the information from this blog without sourcing back to it originally and stealing the limelight.”
“As I said previously, we had our own source for this news and didn’t steal Mega Rock’s information.”